BBC America Sets Second Season Renewal For 'The Musketeers'

BBC America Tuesday picked up the second season of its new original series The Musketeers prior to the show’s June premiere.

The first season of the 10-part series, a fresh and contemporary take on the classic Alexandre Dumas characters, will premiere June 22, according to network officials. BBC America and BBC Worldwide will co-produce the series, which was created by Adrian Hodges (My Week With Marilyn, Primeval), according to the network.

The second season of the series, set on the streets of 17th century Paris, will debut in 2015, said network officials.

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